Sunday, February 2, 2014

Meet the Design Team, part 1

Before we introduce our fabulous design team, I want to post the winner from our last sketch challenge.  Congrats to Ewik21! Please email me at accoose(at)yahoo(dot)com and we'll get your prize right out!

We are so excited to welcome some new faces to our team this year, and to also welcome back some familiar ones!  Let's get started!

Hello everyone! I’m Melanie Blackburn and I’m so very excited to be part of the Chic Tags DT! A little bit about me, I’m a mom to 3 beautiful girls, they are my inspiration and the reason why I took up scrapbooking. I started crafting when my oldest was born, 9 years ago and I’m so very grateful for discovering this hobby. Along the way I’ve met some amazing people, who I now call friends, I’ve also had various opportunities which have helped me become the scrapbooker / crafter that I am today. I love to play with paper, it satisfies two needs; one of which is to preserve memories for my family, the other is to do something crafty. I've always loved paper products, as a young girl I would love to browse the aisles of the local paper crafting store, I had a wide assortment of notebooks, pretty pens and stickers. This love of paper has now taken the form of scrapbooking. I describe my style as "eclectic", I love to mix patterns, embellishments, and include fun accents on my layouts. I love to add lots of layers and techniques to my projects, sewing on a layout is also a must for me. I’m so very happy to be here and part of this amazing group of ladies. Thank you Veronica!!!

Project Sample:

Hi! I'm Carol Monson and I'm so thrilled to be continuing with Chic is such a wonderful family!  I live in Las Vegas, Nevada with my awesome husband and 4 kids, ages 8-16.  I'm not sure when they got so big, but I am lucky enough to be a stay at home mom taking care of them and all my little ventures.

I started scrap booking over 16 years ago and love it more today than ever.  I've been involved in some form of crafting my entire life and find that making stuff makes me sane.  I've typically got a number of projects going at all times.  Besides scrapping I enjoy photography, decorating, reading and sewing.  I run a little etsy shop selling handmade gifts and things for the home.

Product Sample:

Hi I'm Kandis Smith! I have three crazy cute boys--2, 5, 8 that I get to stay home with. My husband and I live in Idaho Falls and we've been married 11 years now. I've been scrapbooking for over 10 years and I still love it! The best part about it is that I'm not only doing my hobby, I'm recording my family's history for future generations. The ultimate in journaling! I love all things that are crafty and I'm always willing to try something new. I'm so happy to be on the Chic Tags design team!

Product Sample:

I'm Sasha. I've designed for Chic Tags before and so excited to be back again! :)
I'm currently living in Sunny Island Singapore with my family. I think we will be living here forever but who knows what's coming? 
Life is an adventure, right? I've been 'making stuff' forever. I'm that girl who can't seem to leave the stationery/art and craft department.
I love hand stitching, on my layouts, on linen, on tags - you name it. If it can be pierced, I'd probably stitch it. 
And oh! I scrapbook for my self-enjoyment. The memory recording part is a bonus :)

Product Sample:

Mandy Koeppen

Mandy Koeppen is a thirty something mom of three who juggles many job titles in her everyday life from chauffeuring family accountant to zoo-keeping therapist. She lives a small town, country girl life in Michigan with her Mr. K, raising their three children Teagan, Mavrick, and Avery. When she has time, Mandy loves to get creative with paper, browse her local antique shops, raise autism awareness for sweet Mav, and have fun with family & friends. Mandy’s work has been published in Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Trends, Scrapbooks Etc, and Somerset Memories. Mandy currently designs for October Afternoon & Cocoa Daisy Kits. To see more of Mandy’s work or to get to know her better you can visit her blog or follow her onTwitter or Instagram.

Product Sample:

I am a spunky Canadian girl, living o
n the prairies, married to
 the sweetest guy aro
gether, we have 3 girls ages 10-14, and o
ne very spo
iled miniature Po
dle named Wilso
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tball, ho
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f my Adult Tap class.
  My lo
ve fo
r scrapping was sparked after the death o
f my mo
ther 12 years ago
 There was so
 much I didn’t kno
w abo
ut her when she died.
 Because o
f that, I became determined to
 leave a fun and creative reco
rd o
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ries fo
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 My favo
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f paper crafting is scrapping 12×12 layo
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ve to
 keep up with trends in my scrapping.
  I use clean lines, and o
ften inco
rate many layers, and yo
u will almo
st always find several bits and pieces scattered o
 my layo
  I want to
 say a huge thank yo
u to
nica fo
r inviting me to
ntinue this wo
nderful jo
urney with Chic Tags.
 I am thrilled to
 be staying o
n, and can’t wait to
 start inspiring yo
u with the fabulo
us new co
u can find me o
n the web here:

Project Sample:

I have been a project lifer since 2012. I've always paper-crafted all my life but was idle when I started my career as a Marketing Executive in Las Vegas. My love for paper crafting came back when I found smash booking and the simpleness of pocket page scrapbooking - aka Project Life! In addition to Project Life, I'm a calligraphist, Filofaxer and iphoneagrapher! When I am not in my craft room, you can catch me going to concerts weekly, eating out and lounging around with my boyfriend Eric and my 5 pound Chihuahua 'Cedes (short for Mercedes!)

Aren't we in for an amazing 6 months?  Come back tomorrow to meet the rest of our designers.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving all these girls creations!!!!!!

rhonda nickol said...

Congrats to the ladies on making the Chic Tag design team and I look forward to seeing their creations!

janet said...

Everything is great!!